June 9, 2018 at 12:54PM
How do I get out of a rut?
I really don’t know if this is a rut or if it’s just me not being able to get myself off the ground with my filmmaking.
I am a student who is interested in filmmaking and writing. I have had tons of stellar ideas, but none of them are producible. I lack big-budget resources and I don’t even think zero budget is the word to describe it. I’ll have a great idea that’s able to be made, but then I either have negative thinking about it (it’s not good enough, it’s a flop, no one will be interested) or it just seems... gross. Like a food that was once appetizing but no longer is. I don’t want to complain but I do not have the locations I want, everything I do have doesn’t fit my plots, my stories are too involved, and I don’t even know any actors! I feel stuck and lost. I want my ideas realized but I don’t know how. It’s really upsetting and I feel like I don’t have the resources to make anything good. I KNOW I might have to make bad things first but I’m trying really hard to make something quality. Plus, I can’t write a good short film because the stories are too involved: I feel like I need a concrete story for everything. Should I go freeform? Abstract? I have a great DSLR camera, tripod, and shotgun mic sitting right next to me but I can’t pull it out without self-doubt creeping in.